Guiding Student Success

NACAC's membership of school counselors and college admission professionals empowers students to achieve their higher education goals.


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What's New

Fundamentals of College Admission Counseling

The 5th edition of the classic textbook is a must-read for every high school counselor and adviser.

Student Video Essay Contest

High school and community college students in Minnesota can be among the winners of $10,000 in scholarships! Deadline is March 2.

Advertising and Sponsorship

Check out the many ways to support NACAC while promoting your organization or services in 2020.

NACAC College Fairs

Sign up to exhibit at one of 40 college fairs happening in cities in the US and Canada this spring!


New and Notable

Coronavirus Impact on College Admission

NACAC encourages colleges and universities to be mindful of the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on students and colleagues. School closures, cancellation of standardized test dates, and limitations on travel may affect students in the college admission cycle.

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Input on International SAT and ACT Testing

NACAC members are requested to provide feedback to the Task Force on Standardized Admission Testing for International and US Students regarding testing issues outside of the US. Deadline for responses is March 2.

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Research: Character and the College Admission Process

A new NACAC research brief highlights the results of a national survey that showed 70 percent of admission officers said a student’s character attributes were either “considerably” or “moderately” important in the selection process.

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Journal of College Admission: Winter Issue

The latest issue of NACAC's quarterly magazine for members is now available! Check out one of the thought-provoking articles, "The Worst College Counselor," by Brian Coleman.

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Upcoming Events



Annual Advocacy Meeting

NACAC’s Annual Advocacy Meeting is held each year in Washington, DC.

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2020 Guiding the Way to Inclusion (GWI)

Explore campus diversity, multicultural recruitment, and more.

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2020 NACAC National Conference

2019 NACAC National Conference home page.

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2020 Vision: The Strength of Our Membership

As we look ahead, 2021 will mark the beginning of a new membership model and dues structure for NACAC. Joyce Smith, NACAC's CEO, invites members to start thinking about which membership category is right for you and how your 2021 dues may change.

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Member Stories

NACAC has provided me with a network of support with professionals that encounter and overcome many of the same challenges I deal with every day. Having access to these mentors and leaders makes me feel more motivated about the work we do in admission and navigating these challenges is essential for staying in the field and achieving professional growth.

Miguel Alvarez

Associate Director of Admission at Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

NACAC has allowed me to create professional relationships with colleagues across the world and I know that I can pick up the phone and call any NACAC member to help me in guiding a student properly or to simply listen when things can feel unfair in the college admission process. I am so grateful for the continued conversations on hard topics that affect our students.

Sonali Perera Bridges

Independent Educational Consultant, Bridges Educational Consulting (CA)

NACAC has provided me the opportunity to connect with leaders in our field, to establish relationships, and to acquire knowledge that has allowed me to grow professionally. For me, NACAC is a trusted resource that provides valuable information at every level of your career, a professional roadmap of sorts.

Vishon Luck

Director of Recruitment, Virginia Commonwealth University

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